Archives for: December 2007
The Sarnia Sting have swept the London portion of their season series with the Knights, with the latest victory coming with big help from a player who did not even make the three star selections.
After a roller coaster first half of the season, the Sarnia Sting made a big splash to start the second half of the year.
A player who captured two OHL scoring titles earlier in this decade is finally set to make his NHL debut Sunday night.
After Canada's 4-3 loss against Sweden Saturday at the World Juniors, it could create quite a tie-breaker scenario to determine who gets the bye into the semi-final.
A pair of quick stories for your Friday enjoyment.
A busy December 27th wraps up with the news that the Belleville Bulls have inked a highly-rated prospect.
The Kingston Frontenacs have inked one of their draft picks from the 2006 OHL Priority Selection.
Just to give everyone a quick heads up that I'm scheduled to appear on AM 640 Toronto this afternoon at 4:40pm on The Bill Watters Show to discuss this year's World Juniors.
I thought I did the smart thing and avoided doing any Boxing Day shopping (except online) because of the crazy lines, crazy parking lots, and crazy people. I ventured out today, same type of experience.
Another game, another shutout at the World Junior Hockey Championship for Team Canada. This time against a hot goalie and a tight checking Slovakian team.
No big surprise on Boxing Day for Team Canada. A win at the tournament, a win against the host team, and some familiar names getting the job done in the roles they have.
Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and thanks for taking a few moments out of your day to check out loosepucks.com.
Most people have stories of running into people from back home while on vacation, well I can add one to my list.
Well, it appears as though we might be on our way home from Florida, but until we touch down in Toronto (and see snow) we'll never be sure.
Do you sometimes get that feeling where you just want to reach out and grab someone by the neck? But your own common sense overrides that instinct. Sunday afternoon certainly put this to the test.
The unofficial first-half of the 2007-08 Ontario Hockey League season is in the books. Here are some random thoughts as we are into the holiday break.
While this forum is primarily for hockey topics, specifically junior hockey related, we occasionally move to other sports. Thursday's announcement from baseball's steroids investigation is a topic that many in the world of sports are talking about.
Craig Hartsburg wasted little time assembling the club he wanted to go to the Czech Republic with. One practice, one morning skate, two intersquad games and it was all wrapped up.
The Canadian World Junior team is set, with the coaching staff making all of the cuts this morning. There are a few surprises among those who did not make it.
The Plymouth Whalers have announced that Mike Vellucci will be focusing his efforts on the management side of the Whalers and Compuware Arena.
With the Team Canada selection camp underway in Calgary, it is time to make my picks for who I believe will make Team Canada and head to the Czech Republic for the World Juniors.
The Belleville Bulls are the latest Eastern Conference team to make a major move, picking up two front-line players from the Saginaw Spirit.
For the second year in a row the CHL referee exchange program has seen a referee come in from another league to work an OHL game, and ended up in the middle of trouble.
The Brampton Battalion continue to bolster their roster with the acquisition of an overage defenceman from the Plymouth Whalers.
After having a few hours to digest the deal that saw Cory Emmerton head from Kingston to Brampton there is one thing that we have to wonder.
The Brampton Battalion have pulled off a bold move, jumping right into the Cory Emmerton sweepstakes and picking up the highly sought after Kingston forward.
UPDATE to the Kitchener Rangers-Owen Sound Attack trade.
To make room for overage forward Scott Tregunna on the roster, the Rangers have parted ways with defenceman Steve Jensen. After November 15th OHL teams can only carry four overagers, with Jensen, Matt Pepe, John Murray and Mike Duco already with the Rangers someone had to be moved.
Team USA has always seemed to have a bias against CHL players when determining their team for the World Junior Hockey Championship. This year, there are a handful of CHLers who will wear the stars and stripes.
CFOS radio in Owen Sound is reporting that Attack forward Scott Tregunna has been traded to the Kitchener Rangers.
The roster for Team Canada's selection camp for the World Junior Hockey Championship has been announced.
In one of the bigger trades of the 2007-08 season so far, the Sarnia Sting have acquired forward Jamie Arniel from the Guelph Storm for Harrison Reed and a conditional third round 2010 draft pick.